Post # 1
Ok bees! I babysit all summer for a few wonderful (but pretty well off) families. Last week one of the families lab puppy ate my vera bradley purse while I was putting the baby down. They felt very bad and wrote me a check to replace the purse. Well, VB retires patterens and styles and it just so happens my purse is retired and I don’t really see any I want. Would it be wrong to put the money towards my credit card balance instead of buying a purse?
Post # 3
Not at all! Did they stipulate that the money should go towards replacing that specific purse?
Post # 4
No not really! They were nice about it and since they are family friends we are comfortable enough to find the humor in the situation! For some reason the puppy ONLY eats Vera Bradley purses, this is her 3rd offense!
All that was said was "We will replace the purse" but the purse CANT be replaced. I don’t want to do something rude but I don’t want to buy a purse just to buy purse!
Post # 5
What a bummer that you lost your VB bag! I don’t think it would be rude to use the money to pay towards your credit card instead. If they mention it to you, you could just say explain how the purse you had is no longer available, so you’re still looking for a replacement.
Post # 6
I think it’s more the sentiment that counts, they at least cover the value of the purse… if it were me I wouldn’t be offended that you spent the money on something else! Silly puppy 🙂
Post # 7
I’m so sorry that happened to you but I must admit the part about the puppy only loving VB purses is making me LOL! I wonder if they do something special to the material to make it extra tasty?
In terms of your actual question, I’m with the others, particularly if you can’t find the exact purse you had and loved.
Post # 8
I don’t think it’s rude at all. If she asks, which I’m sure she won’t, just mention that it’s retired so you’re trying to decide what else to buy or you could tell her the truth.
Post # 9
I don’t think it’s a bad idea either. I would email the Vera Bradley website and tell them what happened. Maybe they could find one for you!
Post # 10
Check ebay if you really want the purse back. However, don’t feel bad if you use the money toward something else! I doubt the mom will ask about the purse!!